Fragrant flowers, paved paths and a birdwatching blind are all features of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, a stunning 38-acre botanical garden that was established in 1980. Several historical buildings dating to the mid- and late 1800s have been relocated to the property, making the garden one of the most interesting places to visit in San Antonio. The gift shop is a great San Antonio specialty boutique for jewelry, books, toys and home accessory items. View the garden map to plan your visit when you're scheduling things to do in San Antonio, Texas. As a prime San Antonio birding hotspot, close to 250 species of birds have been recorded here, as you'll see on the bird checklist.